Terence Crawford Puts Shawn Porter on Standby

Published 03/12/2021, 9:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 20: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Terence Crawford defeats Felix Diaz by RTD in the 10th round during their Super Lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on May 20th, 2017 in New York City. Crawford in the his corner. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


The WBO welterweight champ, Terence Crawford, was getting aligned to fight long-time rival Errol Spence Jr. It was the most awaited fight at the 147-pound landscape which carried momentous hype. But the fight couldn’t reach terms, and it fell through for some reasons.

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Despite that, Crawford’s promoter, Bob Arum asserted on setting ‘Bud’ up with either Manny Pacquiao or Shawn Porter. This news somehow reached ‘Showtime’, and he took it to his Twitter handle to call Crawford out.

“I’ll be ready in May @terencecrawford @trboxing,” he tweeted. 

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Subsequently, Crawford took a dig at Porter in his own eccentric way and wrote, “Just stay on standby because now you trying me.” 

‘Showtime’ last fought in August 2020 against Sebastian Formella and claimed a unanimous decision win to secure the WBC Silver welterweight title. Porter is a former champion, looking to reclaim the throne he lost to Errol Spence Jr. in 2019.

The Ohio native has expressed his interest in fighting Crawford several times. More than ‘Bud’, he’s keen on bagging that title to signify his stint yet again.

But since the Filippino Senator has arrived in the picture, it seems Shawn Porter might have to wait a bit more to battle out Crawford.

Though Bob Arum inclined towards a matchup between Pacquiao vs Crawford, he also talked about approaching Shawn Porter’s corner if Pacquiao doesn’t confront ‘Bud’.

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Can Shawn Porter provide a stern test to Terence Crawford?

Shawn Porter is a true veteran of the sport who has competed with some of the biggest names in the welterweight roster. Ever since he lost his titles, Porter polished himself up to an even better version than before.

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ONTARIO, CA – MARCH 13: Shawn Porter celebrates after knocking out Erick Bone during their 12 round welterweight bout at Citizens Business Bank Arena March 13, 2015 in Ontario, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

In his current momentum, ‘Showtime’ will look to contend with Crawford as early as May. However, there’s been no official news from both their promoters regarding a fight between the two.

But if the duo somehow gets aligned to fight each other for the title, needless to say, it’ll be an exemplary show for the fans.

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What do you draw off the Crawford vs Porter back-and-forth on Twitter? Do you see them boxing against each other next?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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